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New Mexico, I-40 Corridor

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Plush Trail
Ponderosa forest flow at its best! Near Gallup, NM
Lost Lake Rim Trail
A nice out and back style loop with a spur to an expansive overlook. Near Gallup, NM
Y2K Trail
Gradual climbing along fence lines through the ponderosa forest. Near Gallup, NM
24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest
12-24 hour race course in ribbon of happiness running through the Zuni Mountains ponderosa forest. Near Gallup, NM
Purple Haze Trail
Dances across the foothills of a high ridge for 4 mi. from Hilso Trailhead to Milk Ranch Trailhead. Near Gallup, NM
Sawmill Trail
This narrow singletrack trail rolls along the side of a ridge, with several ups and downs. Near Gallup, NM
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New Mexico, I-40 Corridor 


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Elevation: 4,000'
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Description 

Areas between I-40 to the north and Hwy 60 to the southwest and HWY 380 to the southeast that are not located around "large" population centers.


Getting There 

Access by state roads off of I-40


68 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for New Mexico, I-40 Corridor:
Frankenstein Left   V3 6A     Boulder   Monster Island
Frankenstein Direct   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Monster Island
Vampire Roof Center aka Golden   V4 6B     Boulder   Monster Island
Warm Up Solo   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR, 60'   Monster Island
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Featured Route For New Mexico, I-40 Corridor
Ploss on, "More Death, Less Rail." The rail feature used on The Death Rail is visible just below of his right foot. The camera angle doesn't really do the height justice, but one can get a good feel for the landing.

The Death Rail V6 7A  NM : New Mexico, I-40 Corridor : Monster Island
The imposing face directly right of Warm Up Solo. Starts on bad crimps and makes a difficult moves to gain access to the rail feature in the center of the wall. Finish after making the committing moves to gain the lip. Falling would mostly likely result in death.Jason Ploss recently added a direct finish, "More Death, Less Rail" that greatly enhances the death factor. Bring pads. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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